Committee

2019 Management Committee Members:

Tim Robinson – President
Justine Williams – Secretary and Public Officer
Kate Foster – Treasurer
Laura Applebee-Jones - HR Director

Non Office bearing Committee Members

Karen Graham 
Nicole Giezekamp
Jonathan Elcombe 

Committee member profiles

 


PRESIDENT

My name is: Tim Robinson
I grew up in: Heathcote
I now live in: Grays Point

A little info about myself…Always loved kayaking, surfing, walking and riding in the National Park. I have two children at school and a beautiful wife.

My favourite thing to do when I was a child was: As a child my favourite past time was to drink condensed milk straight from the tin can or tube.

Why I decided to volunteer on the Management Committee… It’s always great to give back to the community and I see helping out on the committee as a perfect way to do this. My wife does a lot of reading with the kids and is brave enough to front the canteen, so helping GPAC is my way of pitching in.


SECRETARY

My name is: Justine Williams

I grew up in: Paddington

I now live in: Grays Point

A little info about myself… I used to do shipping law so would buy and sell vessels, flags and insurance. Consequently, I have lived in most countries that have a port.
I have one child – an amazing 8 year old who exceeds all my expectations on a daily basis …. and who attends GPAC. The last Committee that I volunteered on (not including P & C) was the Anchorage Bear Committee (no joke !!!). We developed and implemented strategies for bear conservation and the management of issues of living with bears in our community.

My favourite thing to do when I was a child was: To go to Centennial Parklands with the neighbourhood kids (and in particular to where the horses were agisted). We would help muck out the stalls, feed and walk the horses and if we were really good, we were able to take the horses out for a ride in Centennial Park. It was a great thing for an inner city kid to experience.

Why I decided to volunteer on the Management Committee… When I was asked if I would like to be on the Committee there was no hesitation on my part. I believe that you can only truly attribute by being involved. My son attends the GPAC and I am happy to assist in any way to ensure that we get the best resources for not only my child but for all children that utilise this resource.

 

 

 

 

TREASURER

My name is: Kate Foster 
I grew up in: Grays Point
I now live in: Grays Point

A little info about myself... We have 2 children - Grace and Bronte - who both attend the Grays Point Activity Centre.

My favourite thing to do when I was a child was: Practice shooting goals for netball in the backyard, playing hide and seek with the neighbours or riding bikes up and down the driveway.

Why I decided to volunteer on the Management Committee… I have worked in the Corporate world for 20 years, so when an opportunity was raised with me to help out with the Management Committee, I couldn’t say no. With 2 children that will be using the Facility for the next 7 or so years, it is in my family’s best interests to help out where I can to ensure that the Facility continues to thrive (it is owned by the Community after all).
The fact that we have such an amazing facility is down to GPAC and their amazing Team. Grace looks forward to attending the Centre which to me is an indication that it is a happy and fun place to be, I can’t ask for more than that, oh and Tracy’s arts and crafts means I get to avoid doing it at home (thanks Tracy)!

 


HR DIRECTOR

My name is: Laura Applebee-Jones 

Why I decided to volunteer on the Management Committee…I have two children that have attended GPAC since they started Kindy at Grays Point Public School. I felt that volunteering on the Committee allowed me to give back to the community and to the great Centre that provides care for my children. Without a Committee run by volunteers, the Activity Centre would not exist.  

 

OOSHCA AWARDS 2017

Diccon Vokins, previous President 2014-2017, received the industry award in the Volunteers Category at the Bi-annual Conference to recognise his outstanding contribution for GPAC’s building project.